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Riad Arabia

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
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Situated in Quartier Riad Laarous, just ten minutes walk north of Djemaa el Fna, in the very heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech, Maison Africa is a fully refurbished 18th century traditional Moroccan house. Available exclusively for private holiday rental this beautifully restored, luxurious and highly sought-after Marrakech home retains many of its original features and is tastefully furnished with rich local fabrics, rugs, pots, metalwork and hand-made furniture. Oozing with authenticity and atmosphere, the riad is a haven of peace and quiet for guests seeking a truly private retreat from the melee of bustling souks. Tastefully enhanced with several stylish features including a courtyard plunge pool for summer cooling and roaring log fires for winter warming, the riad has three sp...Situated in Quartier Riad Laarous, just ten minutes walk north of Djemaa el Fna, in the very heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech, Maison Africa is a fully refurbished 18th century traditional Moroccan house. Available exclusively for private holiday rental this beautifully restored, luxurious and highly sought-after Marrakech home retains many of its original features and is tastefully furnished with rich local fabrics, rugs, pots, metalwork and hand-made furniture. Oozing with authenticity and atmosphere, the riad is a haven of peace and quiet for guests seeking a truly private retreat from the melee of bustling souks. Tastefully enhanced with several stylish features including a courtyard plunge pool for summer cooling and roaring log fires for winter warming, the riad has three spacious en-suite bedrooms and a large salon/living room. Ideal for one, two or three couples, large family groups or as a luxurious honeymoon retreat, Maison Africa comfortably accommodates 6-8 guests, and can sleep a maximum of 10. For those keen to dine Moroccan-style, a well-equipped kitchen is stocked with a range of spices from the nearby souk, and a selection of Moroccan recipes. A choice of fine restaurants and cafés are only a few steps away. The views from the private roof terrace are magnificent with the trees and public gardens of Sidi Bouamer to the north and, in winter, the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas to the south. Relax under the shade of a Berber tent or savour a sundowner from the rooftop bar. Due to high demand for Maison Africa we now have a second quality property available for private rental in Marrakech - Riad Arabia. We also own and operate the Moroccan Sahara's first 4 star tented eco-camp, 'Sahara Safari Camp', plus operate a private rental Berber house in Toubkal National Park - Atlas Mountain Lodge. Why not combine 4 or 5 few nights in Maison Africa with 2 or 3 nights in the southern oases and Sahara or Atlas Mountains? Please contact us for further details and prices of our twin or triple centre holidays in Southern Morocco - all holidays are fully bonded with 100% financial protection.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Corporate Bookings
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
House Swap
Fireplace
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On the ground floor of Maison Africa is a large beamed salon/dining room with traditional lounge seating, dining table and chairs, feature-fireplace with large open grate for roaring winter log fires plus a TV with DVD and iPod player. An arched double-door leads into a very well-equipped beamed kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric and gas-powered cooker and large fridge/freezer. Also on the ground floor is the largest of the bedrooms, the ‘Imperial’ room, complete with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and hand-built tadelakt-lined bath tub big enough for two! Under the stairs which lead up to the first floor is a WC with washbasin. Another two en-suite bedrooms can be found on Maison Africa’s first floor along with an understairs laundry area and small ornate fountain. Each first floor bedroom has double-doors opening into bathrooms (one equipped with a corner spa-bath, the other with extra wide bath, and ceramic hand basins). With a King-size bed, a corner-fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the courtyard below, the ‘Sahara’ room is more open-plan and offers intimacy, space and privacy. More suitable for a family with two children, the ‘Atlas’ room has a funky elevated loft-style space with two single beds accessible by a wood staircase, and a double bed, which converts to 2 single beds, below in the main bedroom. Wi-fi is enabled throughout the riad and each bedroom is equipped with a TV with individually controlled satellite channels. Each en-suite bathroom has a gravity-fed shower above the bath whilst hot water is heated via roof-mounted solar panels. All bedrooms (and the salon) are fitted with top of the range ‘LG Plasma’ air-conditioning/heater units. Another flight of stairs lead from the first floor to the flower-filled roof terrace.
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our experience of this house was not the same as all the other glowing reports. Nice house in safe area but is tired. The manager gave us a mobile phone on arrival so that we could contact him if required but, we could not get...More

3  Thank thomson203
africanick, VR Owner at Riad Arabia, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2015

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Maison Africa which we are surprised to read. Aziz, your housekeeper, is usually extremely meticulous with his duties but unfortunately forgot to remove the laundry from under the stairs before your arrival. Usually he takes...More

Reviewed April 19, 2013

We arrived in Marrakech on a hot afternoon after a 6 hour drive from Ben Haddou just a bit irritable and tired. We followed our contact to Maison Africa and once inside, immediately felt relaxed. A beautiful standard of accommodation, some lovely touches and a...More

1  Thank Clare H
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We had a great stay here in this Riad. It is situated in the middle of the Medina so you can go by foot everywhere and reach all main places very quickly. The structure is very clean and well kept and has a real marroccan...More

1  Thank katalgio
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We are two Norwegian families with teen-agers spending our winter holiday in this riad in february 2012. Some of us had been in Marrakech before, and we found our own way to the house. We were met by Todd and Zahira, who both did their...More

1  Thank OsloTyra
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

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About the Owner
Nick A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2008
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About the neighborhood
Maison Africa is located in a quiet residential area, just 200 metres walk from Rue Riad Laarous. A short walk along Riad Laarous leads into the bustling covered souks of Marrakech, through which you can walk to the very heart of the Medina at Place Djemaa el Fna. Others attractions located close by the riad include the Palace/Museum of Dar El Bacha, the Mosque and Medersa of Ben Youssef, and the Museum of Marrakech. Marrakech is a city for discerning travellers with a keen interest in culture and a couple of days is simply not enough to fully discover the wealth of attractions this city offers. The minaret of Koutoubia Mosque is the landmark and emblem of the city. Other important quarters worth a visit within the old city ramparts include Kasbah and Mellah (the Jewish quarter), both in ...
How to get there
Morocco is well-served with flights from the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany. Several low-cost carriers including www.easyjet.com, www.ryanair.com and www.thomsonfly.com operate from a growing number of the UK's regional airports including Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. For scheduled air services, Morocco's national airline is www.royalairmaroc.com. Try and book 6 months in advance for the cheapest deals with low-cost carriers. Early morning flights are compensated by a full day in Marrakech after your arrival. Several ferries operate daily from Algeciras and Tarifa in Spain to Tangier in northern Morocco. With Morocco's rapidly improving infrastructure Marrakech can now be reached by motorway from Tangier in a little over 5 h...
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